How do I get rid of moths in my apartment?

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  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Aug 31, 2017
    This depends on where they are. They are probably in with your clothes. Put some moth balls or cedar chips in and around the clothes. How to get rid of them, I honestly don't know. Good Luck!
  • Eileen Eileen on Aug 31, 2017
    If they are indian meal moths, then you have to clean out your kitchen cabinets, dump all the oatmeal, pasta, cereals etc which are in boxes and put them in glass or airtight containers. also you may need to hang moth attracting sex hormone strips to really get the little creeps. contact an exterminator.
  • Joann Gonnella Cope Joann Gonnella Cope on Sep 01, 2017
    you have to identify the source, usually grains or flours, oatmeal etc. go through your cupboards and pantry and toss anything open, you may find empty larva carcasses, in the cup board or pantry which should tell you the source. if the smell of moth balls get to you don't use them

  • Cindy Mara Cindy Mara on Sep 01, 2017
    If they are meal moths, go to Home Depot and buy the moth traps. They have a pheromon pad that attracts the males and they stick to the inside. No males no reproducing. Had in garage from bird seed and this eliminated them.
  • Cat Cat on Sep 01, 2017
    I made my own sachets: dried lavender, thyme, cedar shavings, and cinnamon sticks.
  • Patti Patti on Sep 01, 2017
    Use dried bay leaves anywhere you see moths. You can even crush them and put them in small sachet bags. Many of the other suggestions also work. But I use bay leaves. After closing up dry grains like flour, oatmeal, etc. Good luck
  • Cwh6899259 Cwh6899259 on Sep 01, 2017
    If they are those small beige ones and you have wool carpets you are doomed. I had to throw out my wool carpets as they were being eaten up by these critters. The current bug sprays work well and are pet and people friendly - Raid has a good selection. Swat them, squish them. There are traps you can buy, but add in a 'I'm at war with you' attitude.
  • Sam Sam on Sep 03, 2017
    Thanks!
  • Sam Sam on Sep 03, 2017
    Oh boy...Thanks!
  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Sep 17, 2020

    So sorry to hear that Sam. We had an infestation of them in our pantry last year. So frustrating and had to throw everything that wasn’t canned or in a sealed container out and completely clean and wipe every surface. We also bought sticky moth traps. Apparently, they have some kind of pheromone inside that attracts the moths and then they get stuck. We’ve also hung bay leaves in our pantry (my Mom’s advice) and that seems to work. They haven’t been back this year.